Function within your limits: Limbavali to VCs



During a press conference to announce the CET 2010 time-table on Monday evening, Limbavali said “Vice-Chancellors of universities should behave like educationists and not like politicians.” Further, he said that V-Cs should keep lobbying for their candidates and personal interests aside and get down to the development of the varsities.

Limbavali, in response to the V-C stating earlier in the day that he had the right to find out why the panel he recommended was overlooked said “As the minister for higher education, I have executive powers to appoint the candidates of the government’s choice to the posts.” He added that the decision was made on the basis of a resolution at the Inter-University Board (IUB) and had come in for high praise from all quarters. In response to a query on the reported referral of the V-C’s name to the Lokayukta in connection with financial irregularities in the disbursement of hostel allowance to SC/ST students  Limbavali said that it was an “internal matter” of the department.

‘Appointments legal’

Meanwhile, the Principal Secretary of Higher Education, A S Srikanth who was also in attendance at the press conference maintained that the government had not violated the Karnataka State Universities Act 2000.

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